RE: Best Style Guides to Purchase

Subject: RE: Best Style Guides to Purchase
From: "LTC Writer" <Ltc -dot- writer -at- comcast -dot- net>
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Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:20:02 -0600

Mike's bookshelf has quite a few good books that keep you occupied for a
long time. I'm surprised he does not have one of my favorites, which when it
was given to me, I sat up several evenings reading it. It was given to me
when I was part of a team of technical writers by the tech pubs manager. I
am referring to, "The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and
Usage." ISBN 0-06-270064-2

Tim Lewis
Lewis Technical Communications, Inc.

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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 16:02:02 +0100
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I'm writing to ask you for help in finding the best style guide(s) that can
be purchased by a company for a team of technical writers.

The first such a source that came to my mind is *The IBM Style Guide*, I
know this book and believe it's well written and can be a very good,
detailed, and to the point source for writers. However, I was asked to find
the latest and the best style guides that are available to buy.

Could you send me some recommendations? I would very much appreciate your

Thank you!



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Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:39:13 -0600
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
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Subject: Re: Best Style Guides to Purchase
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Here's a link to my collection of style guides, most of them available for
purchase. For software purposes, the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical
Communication is a good starting point.

Best Regards,

Mike Starr WriteStarr Information Services
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